Originally Posted by lukeinlondon
... Some of the things i was hoping to be clear on prior to making a purchase...
Well, Luke in LA, you probably don't believe what the previous post said, but, yes: +1.
You don't need to plan all your stuff in advance, though selling your car is an impressive sacrifice.
Presumably, your bike will come with all accessories you need - at least for a while. The tires will be there, so will an exhaust.
Insurance, of course
: well, whatever you find (not that I want to start a hijack, but Rev'It makes nice gear for reasonable cost.)
That is it!
Anything else? Why? Why? Oh, why?
(Especially exhaust - what does Akrapovic do that BMW OEM does not?)
My own bikes are farkled to death, but I do recognize that it is all fun accessories, basically motorcycle jewelry. Nothing is really required. Where are you going to need those extra lights, for example?
Top box? How about just a soft tailbag? Cheap.
Just get a nice bike and enjoy. Thinking and planning too much will only make your head hurt (and, your wallet...)